Guests in eastern Iowa can enjoy a day of indoor fun at the Wasserbahn Amana water park resort. Rich with history and splashtastic fun, this water park gives visitors even more reason to visit this quaint Midwestern town.
Located west of Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, Amana was first founded in 1855 by a group of German settlers. Established as a series of small, interconnected villages, Amana quickly became well known for the quality and variety of its craft goods, including cloth, clocks, and woodworking.
Today, Amana is still revered for its crafts, and visitors can also enjoy other amenities such as a wide range of authentic German and other ethnic cuisine, regional wines, boutique shopping, a superb golf course, an outlet mall, and the Millstream Brewery. Numerous museums also highlight the region's varied cultural history as well as its importance to manufacturing: Amana is home to the Amana factory headquarters, now part of the Whirlpool brand family, that manufactures refrigerators, clothes dryers, ranges, microwaves, and other appliances.
Wasserbahn Amana Water Park Resort
The Wasserbahn indoor water park resort at the Amana Holiday Inn is one of the area's most popular attractions, particularly for younger guests and families. Decorated in a fittingly rustic frontier theme, the water park features include:
- Sauna facilities for the ultimate in relaxation
- Wading pool with zero depth entry for younger visitors
- 160 gallon tipping bucket to deluge unsuspecting guests
- Multiple twisting body water slides with both mild and moderate thrills
- Interactive water features including several geysers, jets, and fountains
- Water basketball courts
- Standard swimming pool
- Rope climb and adventure activity area
- Snack bar
Lifeguards are on duty during the park's operating hours to ensure the safety of all guests, but visitors should take care to follow all safety guidelines to avoid any dangerous or embarrassing water slide oops.
While access to the Amana water park is included for all hotel guests, day passes are also available on Sundays through Thursdays for visitors who are not staying at the Holiday Inn. Birthday packages are available for an extra fee and include pizza, soda, a festive cake, and water park passes for party guests.
Other Resort Fun
In addition to the aquariffic water park excitement, this Iowa resort also offers other amenities guests can enjoy if they choose to stay dry, including:
- Arcade center
- Fitness and gym facilities
- 18 hole miniature golf course (open seasonally)
- Meeting space to accommodate up to 500 guests
- Children's playground area
The Amana Holiday Inn has 150 rooms and suites available, with special family and kid-friendly suites as well. The hotel is also pet-friendly, though pets are not allowed in the water park area of the resort. For room rates, reservations, and other resort information, interested guests can call (319) 668-1175 or toll free at 1-800-633-9244.
Tips for Visiting Amana
The best time to visit Amana is during the spring and fall when the weather is pleasant and the region's outdoor attractions are open. During the summer, the weather can become oppressively hot and thunderstorms are not uncommon, while the cold, snowy winters can make visiting Amana during cooler months more bleak. Resort rates do vary seasonally, however, and the off season is often less expensive and less crowded. Because Wasserbahn is an indoor park, guests can be assured of warm water and a fun climate no matter when they visit.
For more information about the Amana Holiday Inn, including the Wasserbahn Waterpark Resort, guests can visit the official website, Wasserbahn.com, or write:
Wasserbahn Waterpark Resort
I-80 at Exit 225
Amana, IA 52203
Visiting the indoor Amana water park resort, Wasserbahn, can be a delightful way to enjoy splashes, slides, and smiles all year round. With something for every member of the family, everyone can enjoy their stay in this quaint area of Iowa while they enjoy the splashes of the water park.